Torn (Cleft) Earlobes and Their Treatment

A torn earlobe, also called cleft earlobe, is a very common problem that is associated with pierced earrings. It is a complete tear through the earlobe extending from the site of the piercing through the margin of the lobe (photos A and C). On occasion, it can occur as a…

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Closure of Your Gauged Earlobes May Be Easier Than You Think

An increasing number of people nowadays are seeking treatment for their gauged earlobes. The reasons for this are many including: 1. seeking a better, higher paying job where having gauged ears can be an impediment in a variety of ways 2. wanting to pursue higher education and to be taken…

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Plastic Surgery Treatment of Gauged Earlobes: Immediate Results and Virtually No Downtime

More and more people today are realizing that their decision when they were younger to have their earlobes gauged, often strongly opposed at the time by “wiser” family members, was not a very smart one (long term, at least). Now they want to enlist, find a respectable decent paying job or…

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Treatment of Gauged Earlobes: Immediate and Dramatic Improvements with Plastic Surgery

Some indiscretions of youth can sometimes hang around for a while whether or not we like them now. Literally. Like gauged earlobes. There they are: stretched, dangling, and distorted, swaying noticeably with movement and seeming at times to attract unwanted attention. Yes, they are a reminder of that time in…

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A Horseshoe Shaped Keloid of the Earlobe

The earlobe and ear in general is probably the most common location for the formation of keloids and no racial group is immune to their development. Darker complected ethnic groups such as blacks and many Hispanics, have a much greater risk for their formation though I have seen them present…

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Get rid of those gauges in your earlobes!

Sometimes we have to sacrifice our “individuality”, relinquish signs of the rebelliousness of our youth or give up some “coolness” for our own good. And just be a cog in the metaphorical wheel? Not necessarily. But, if you want a decent job, to be taken more seriously, want to further…

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Treatment of Keloids of the Ear and Earlobe

Keloids of the earlobe and the ear in general are very common and do occur in all ethnic groups. They can range in size from fairly small and discrete to large, deforming, painful and attention grabbing. What they all do have in common is their conspicuous location and unwanted presence….

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Keloids of the Earlobe: Treatment and Issues Regarding Recurrence

Keloids of the earlobes are not only deforming and unsightly (see Keloids of the Earlobe and Ear ) but they also can be uncomfortable and obtrusive. Added to this potpourri of issues is that for some people, they can be somewhat difficult and challenging to permanently get rid of. I…

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Gauged Earlobes – Then and Now – and Plastic Surgery Treatment

Though it may seem like a somewhat recent fad, earlobe stretching and gauged earlobes can be traced to back to ancient times – thousands of years ago. It was a custom practiced for a variety of reasons, such as religious ones, by countless diverse cultures throughout the world – including…

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Plastic Surgery Treatment for Gauged Earlobes: An Illustrative Case

At the time you decided to have your earlobes gauged, it seemed like a great idea. Maybe you just wanted to look different than most everyone else and this was a statement of your individuality. Perhaps it was done as a sign of rebelliousness and disdain for authority. Or, maybe…

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Risks, Diagnosis and Treatments of Keloids of the Earlobes and Other Areas

In my practice at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, I see and treat a lot of patients who have keloids. Many people have the misconception that if a scar is wide, dark or large it must be a keloid which is not necessarily the case. A keloid is…

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Gauged Earlobe Deformities and Their Treatment

Stretching of the earlobes has been performed for thousands of years as evidenced by statues of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt manifesting these changes. There has been a recent resurgence in its popularity for both men and women. This has been facilitated by the relative ease and safety of obtaining…

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